Instrument Appoints Laurel Burton to Executive Producer Role

Instrument appoints Laurel Burton to Executive Producer. Laurel has been with the company for two years and killing it since day one. Prior to Instrument, Laurel was Head of Production at Portland’s Sockeye creative firm and held leadership positions at several agencies in Bend, Oregon. She doesn’t believe in pants and loves karaoke almost as much as her son, Cassel. Laurel commands respect and positivity from colleagues and clients alike and we’re thrilled to be witnesses to her continued success. 

FITC Amsterdam

FITC (Future. Innovation. Technology. Creativity.) is a conference dedicated to the “latest and greatest in design, technology and cool shit.” Instrument was honored to create the opening titles for the 8th year of FITC Amsterdam. Led by Filmmaker Truen Pence and Creative Director Jake Sargeant, the content team produced, shot, directed and edited the titles. The title sequence is a mix of live action, projection, and motion design. The soundtrack features music from UK based Duologue

Watch the title sequence on FITC Vimeo

Introducing the new ChromeExperiments.com

In 2009, we partnered with Google on our first project together: design and develop ChromeExperiments.com, a showcase of developer-submitted interactive experiments that run in the browser. Fast forward 6 years. Google came back to us to refresh the visual design and rebuild the front-end using Polymer

Over the years, Chrome Experiments has received hundreds of experiment submissions and now they’ve reached a big milestone: 1000 experiments! Visit the new site to explore "Experiment #1000"—and 999 other unique experiments. 

Learn more about the project on the Google Chrome blog

Chefs Feed

Chefs Feeds is a food guide powered by the recommendation of the world's top chefs. With thousands of high-end to hole-in-the-wall restaurant suggestions, users can find and explore where some of the best chefs around the country like to eat when they're not working in their own kitchens. With a booming foodie culture right here in Portland, we're thrilled to announce our partnership with Chefs Feed to continue to give users a taste of the culinary world. 

Chris Larson Joins as Art Director

Instrument announces Art Director, Chris Larson. Originally from Santa Cruz, California, Chris joins us after an eight-year stint as Art Director/Senior Designer at Wieden + Kennedy Portland. Fun fact: Chris went to school for geology and was a touring musician and video artist in a previous life. We’re pleased to have him and his luscious locks join our team.

Google I/O 2015

We’re pleased to announce the website launch for Google’s 2015 I/O conference.

Each year we kick off I/O with a website and an interactive experience that highlights the best technologies available for browsers. Head on over to the site to discover what we’ve cooked up this year—be sure to have your headphones ready.

Visit Google I/O

The next wave of digital makers and doers.

We are proud to announce Instrument's official internship program, Camp.

Starting today, applications will be accepted for those looking to further develop their technical skills and strategic thinking through a 3-month paid internship program in Portland, Oregon from May through August.

Portland is known for its abundance of local artisan food and drink, the great outdoors, its walkability, public transportation, and laid back lifestyle. Discover the city and work alongside 90+ creatives at Instrument. 

Visit our Camp site for more details on how to apply

Creative Happy Hour

We recently hosted our first Ladies’ Night happy hour with the help of our friends at 52 Limited. Our goal is to create an event series that brings together women from the creative, advertising, and tech industries. 

The event will be quarterly for the rest of 2015, so keep an eye out for announcements in the coming months. If you’re looking to engage as a partner or sponsor for an upcoming event, please reach out. 

See photos from Ladies' Night

Stories on Nike, Inc.

Nike’s corporate news hub now has a new premium look and feel. Through design and development, we reimagined and enhanced storytelling on several Nike, Inc. pages including About, News, Investors and Careers.

We're continuously collaborating with our partners to evolve storytelling on these channels. Keep an eye out for future updates! 

Visit Nike News

Met App at Apple Retail Stores

The Met App we created with The Metropolitan Museum of Art is currently being demoed on all iPhone and iPad devices at select Apple retail stores. Version 1.1 of the app also just released this week with new features. 

Download the Met App